Sir Bruce Forsyth is on his way home after spending nearly a week in intensive care following an infection.
The 89-year-old thanked the staff of St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey for their help, as well as thanking fans for their good wishes.
His manager, Ian Wilson, said: “Sir Bruce Forsyth is scheduled to return home from the hospital later today and would like to thank everyone for their good wishes.
“He and his family would also like to say a special thank you to all the NHS doctors, nurses and staff at St Peters Hospital for their kindness and care.”
A source close to the star also told The Mirror that he wanted to make a point about thanking the NHS in light of the protest on proposed cuts taking place today.
The source said: “Brucie is a big fan of the NHS and would be behind the march protesting about cuts.
“He thinks it is a British institution and has always been in support of it.”
Brucie has missed several public events in the past few months as his health has continued to deteriorate – and after falling ill last week, doctors didn’t want to take any chances:
“Bruce came down with an infection last weekend, and it rapidly escalated into something very, very serious,” a friend of the star told the MailOnline earlier this week.
“Of course, because he is nearly 90, doctors had to take extra precautions and Bruce had to stay in intensive care for a minimum of five nights. Wilnelia was by his bedside virtually the entire time, and has been amazing,” the source added.
We’re just glad to hear that the Strictly stalwart is on the mend.
Keep it up, Brucie!